MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Most of the SBD Dauntless dive bombers were shot down during the battle of Midway, but few of these were shot down by Japanese Zeroes. With squadrons of up to 45 SBDs attacking simultaneously and thanks to their escort of F4F Wildcats, enemy fighters were ineffective against the dive bombers. As seen in the film, the SBDs pushed through massive amount of antiaircraft fire from the carriers and escort ships, which largely reduced the numbers of attacking dive bombers.
The effectiveness of the Dauntless was such that, even though it was a bomber, when pitted against enemy fighters its victories significantly surpassed its losses. See more »
During the scuttling of the Hiryu, the scene shows two torpedoes being launched and impacting the aircraft carrier to sink her. While the Hiryu was scuttled by torpedo, historical records indicate only a single torpedo was used. See more »
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
It is a day which will live in infamy.
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The end credits are played over black and white footage of the ballroom singer (played by Ana Maria Lombo who is also known as Annie Trousseau) in the Honolulu officer's club seen earlier in the film performing the entire song "All or Nothing At All". See more »
All i can say is this : it's typical when an american history story is put into a movie it gets descent scores. This movie is not bad, but the quality of the CGI for a 2019 movie is just not good enough.
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